What does lowly mean?

Definitions for lowly
ˈloʊ lilow·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subalternadjective

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

  3. humble, menial, lowlyadjective

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowlyadjective

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"


  1. lowlyadverb

    In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.

  2. lowlyadverb

    In a low condition; meanly.

  3. lowlyadjective

    Not high; not elevated in place; low.

  4. lowlyadjective

    Low in rank or social importance.

  5. lowlyadjective

    Not lofty or sublime; humble.

  6. lowlyadjective

    Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lowlyadjective

    not high; not elevated in place; low

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  2. Lowlyadjective

    low in rank or social importance

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  3. Lowlyadjective

    not lofty or sublime; humble

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  4. Lowlyadjective

    having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  5. Lowlyadverb

    in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  6. Lowlyadverb

    in a low condition; meanly

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lowly in a Sentence

  1. Mary:

    My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.

  2. William Cowper:

    O Winter ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.

  4. Jeffrey Jaensubhakij:

    Over the year, what we've seen is that for a long term, emerging markets are still quite lowly priced or reasonably priced, and earnings potential is also quite good. So from a long-term perspective, it's reasonably attractive.

  5. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    The best [man] is like water.Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them.It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain.This is why it is so near to Tao.

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. abdomen
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